Published on 21 Nov 2023

EEE Students Excel at HTX Hackathon

EEE Students Excel at HTX Hackathon2

Students Darren Quek and Ronald Wee, together with MSE trio Guan Wei Wei , Leck Boon Keng and Jovan Foo emerged Top 10 in the "HacX! Hack for Public Safety" Hackathon. This was after five weeks of grit and grind, besting several hundred other teams from around Singapore, conceptualising, developing and pitching their solutions to a panel of judges. Participants had to leverage science and technology to uncover solutions that can augment Home Team capabilities in domains such as solving crimes, securing borders and reshaping lives. The team had to deal with the illegal use of prohibited and controlled items such as air guns or catapults or slingshots. This typically involves the user shooting projectiles like plastic beads, glass marbles or metal ball bearings at people, animals, or objects, often in the act of mischief. The team explored potential methods of accurately estimating the path of a projectile launched from a slingshot or air gun by way of modelling and simulation. HacX was jointly organised by HTXSG (Home Team Science and Technology Agency) and Microsoft and took place at Hatch, which was launched as HTX’s innovation centre for public safety and security in May this year.